August 31, 2004

More silly heads


I miss have a goofy floating head to look at on my blog. Thank goodness the unofficial TiVo-help guy sports a mullet.

Posted by zippy at 3:22 PM

August 24, 2004

DC Slaughter

Yes, gruesome week, at least for my buddy Scott. There is always more to the story than first apparent...first, Scott tells me that a guy is murdered in front of his stately apartment (Embassy of Castille, to be exact)...then I read in the WashPost article that the victim is a Carleton grad (other link for non-WashPost subscribers). One tragedy, two of my worlds. Scott says the gunshots woke him up and he heard someone screaming 'Oh My God' over and over. I'm sure someone in my family is thinking how happy they are that I've left Dupont Circle for now...but I don't see it that way. I think, if you choose to live with a larger concentration of people in a certain spot, you have a higher risk of running into a bad situation, purely statistical. Then again, you experience a much more diverse world of people and places right outside your door.

Not that I would want to be in Scott's shoes. Last night he had News Channel 8 outside his door.

My favorite quote from the article is "He always said happiness was a plane ticket in his pocket to somewhere," Bock said. Isn't that the truth.

Posted by zippy at 4:06 PM

August 13, 2004

Lyrics that slice

Just listened to an old Smog (apparently the are now (smog) ) song, thought about how much I love it when lyricists hit the nail on the head, like so:

"Cold-blooded Old Times"

Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times

The type of memories
that turn your bones to glass
turn your bones to glass

mother came rushing in
she said we didn't see a thing
we said we didnt see a thing

and father left at eight
nearly splintering the gate
cold-blooded old times

Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times

the type of memories
that turn your bones
turn your bones to glass

and though you were
just a little squirrel
you understood every word

and in this way
they gave you clarity
a cold-blooded clarity

Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times

though how can I stand
and laugh with the man
who redefined your body?

how can i stand
and laugh with the man
who redefined your body?

those cold-blooded old times
cold-blooded old times
cold-blooded old times

Not that I have such terrible memories or things swirling around in my head, but that doesn't take anything away from the biting nature of the words. Like the other painfully true bit I heard this week, concerning Bush and tribal sovereignty.

I know I have positive ones too...just need to wait to hear them or have them pop in my head.

Posted by zippy at 4:53 PM

August 9, 2004

Nautical thoughts

So two things I've been wondering about, finally solved today. The first, pondered because I had the wonderful pleasure of laying under the sun and two large sails and gripping the boat so as not to slide off into the grimy Chesapeake. I knew 'port' was left and 'starboard' right, from my days on the tour boat when I was taught the simple way to remember - 'port' and 'left' both have 4 letters.

Why port & starboard though? Blah blah blah, just type it in Google, I'm not going to incorrectly type Viking words here - but while doing so, I found this highly disturbing web page about a game involving a blindfold, a blindfolded person driving a car, and a navigating friend. Not that I'm worried about the Darwin-award winners that would try it, but the rest of us who might mistakenly want to reach a destination via our car at the same time.

I will give the guy props for finally clicking the light on in my brain to remember Brunching Shuttlecocks, as I loved their site but couldn't remember the name for the life of me and therefore couldn't browse it. So now of course they have disbanded, but luckily for all geeks (mee-mee-mee-mee-mee) they have turned their attention to Little Fluffy Industries, with free online games posted daily. Yes, I even saw Kingdom of Loathing in the Top 20 (BLEH!)

Just two reasons (this and that) why was so great (and I suck so much for forgetting the url)...

Posted by zippy at 4:51 PM

August 6, 2004

My favorite quote of last night

From Cait -

"Schlitz - it's the 'Take two roofies and call me in the morning' kind of beer."

We don't even drink that piss-poor excuse for a beer in Wisconsin, regardless of what it says on the can.

Doesn't mean I didn't partake in the $2 joys of last night. What would Brett say ):

Posted by zippy at 10:39 AM


Shawn A++ says I forgot to add these to the link list:

Rock Vidoes

A compliment to Triple Trouble

Posted by zippy at 10:28 AM

August 5, 2004

Fine, fine

Having pressure from four forces to move onto August...I will share the wealth of linkage that has come my way in the past few days
From Monty C.:

Will Ferrell is George Bush, mender of fences and fearful of horses:

The Beastie Boys get captured by Sasquatch (illin'!!): Triple Trouble
Then a profound thought c/o Jon:

I bet it's hard to break farmers of the old superstitions like
"Tornado got Old Yeller, stay in the cellar."
- Jack Handey
Today a weirdo link from Shawn L.:
Sun real estate
And finally, Andrea D. checkin' in with the latest in toilet technology from Swizterland (who else was telling me about this??):
Looking in from the outside & Looking out from the inside

Peace out, peeps!

Posted by zippy at 12:37 PM